DaBaby and Roddy Ricch see their track "Rockstar" spend a sixth consecutive week at No.1 on the ARIA Singles Chart this week, tying with the song at No.2 in "Roses" by SAINt JHN as the equal second longest running No.1 for this year (2020).
At the end of May I mentioned that 2020 was shaping up to be the slowest turn-over of No.1 singles in Australian chart history, and now that it's the end of June the speculation is now reality, as we've still only had four chart-topping songs for the year, the previous slowest year was 1999 which by the end of June had secured five No.1 songs, with the sixth occurring in the first week of July '99. Also in 2017 we'd had only five pinnacle-peaks by this time of the year, which wouldn't change until mid-August of 2017.
With the top two songs on hold this week, it seems as though this week's new No.3 peaking song, and the new No.1 song in New Zealand this week, could potentially break the stranglehold at the top, N.Z. artist Jawsh 685 and Jason DeRulo with their mash-up track "Savage Love (Laxed-Siren Beat)", which blasts up twenty-one spots to land at No.3 here and jumps to No.4 in England (from #22) and No.6 in Ireland (from #23). It becomes the fourteenth Top 10 entry here for Jason DeRulo and also his sixth Top 3 placement locally.
Holding at its peak of No.4 for a second week is the Topic and A7S track "Breaking Me", while also on hold at a peak of No.6 is Harry Styles' "Watermelon Sugar", which is now certified 2x▲Platinum in sales. In between at No.5, and down two spots from last week, is The Weeknd track "Blinding Lights", logging a 27th week within the Top 10, tying now for the fifth longest running Top 10 song in Australia, alongside the 2019 No.1 single "Old Town Road".
Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande are down two places to No.7 with "Rain on Me", followed by a one place dip to No.8 for the S1MBA and DTG track "Rover". Chris Brown with Young Thug and "Go Crazy" rises five places to land a new peak of No.9, plus the track is newly Gold (●) in sales, and it becomes the fifteenth Top 10 for Chris Brown and the third for Young Thug (all of which has been as guest rapper). Holding onto a thirteenth week within the Top 10 and down two spots to No.10 is the Benee and Gus Dapperton track "SupaLonely".
UP: Justin Bieber's "Intentions" with Quavo is the only song rising within the Top 20, up one spot to No.16, after which there are holds for "This City" by Sam Fischer (newly ▲Platinum) and a peak hold for "Party Girl" by StaySolidRocky at No.18 and No.19 respectively. The Post Malone track "Circles" rebounds four places to No.25, followed by a one place rise to No.26 for the Endor cover of "Pump it Up". After leaping into the Top 30 last week the Brando song "Look Into My Eyes" rises this week two spots to a new peak of No.29. Regard has two songs within the Top 40 this week, as his first entry "Ride it" is back up four places to No.34, while his entry to the fifty last week in "Secrets" with RAYE leaps up fifteen spots to land at a new peak of No.33. Kygo and OneRepublic turn back around and rise up three spots to No.34 with "Lose Somebody", with the final Top 50 certification this week going to a song which hasn't peaked higher than #40 so far in "July" for Noah Cyrus. The song is back up one spot to No.42 and newly 2x▲Platinum in sales, next month will be its namesake so maybe it'll climb higher. Maroon 5's "Memories" climbs back up four spots to No.43, while Tones and I sees her latest entry "UR So F**king Cool" rebound five places to re-peak at its second week position of No.44. After seven weeks of climbing in the lower fifty, the Hilltop Hoods track "I'm Good" is this week up five places to a new peak of No.46, followed by one of last weeks lower fifty entries by South African born and Swedish raised singer Nea (Anna Linnea Sodahl) with her first release "Some Say", which has so far hit No.1 in Belgium and Poland, and here it rises twenty seven places to land at No.50.
DOWN: Two songs leave the Top 10 this week in "Stuck With You" for Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber (HP-3, WI10-6), down one spot to No.11, followed by a three place slide to No.12 for Megan Thee Stallion and "Savage" (HP-4, WI10-8). Dua Lipa is back down with both "Break My Heart" (13 to No.14) and "Don't Start Now" (11 to No.15), followed by another female artist with two entries in Doja Cat who is down four to No.20 with "Say So" and drops seven to No.49 with "Boss B*tch". Tones and I is up with one track, but down with "Dance Monkey" (20 to No.21) and takes a nine place drop to No.48 with her "Bad Child" song. Lewis Capaldi drops down both of his entries, one falling harder than the other, as "Someone You Loved" is down one to No.27 and "Before You Go" slides three to No.28. 6ix9ine is back down to one Top 50 entry this week as "Gooba" dips three to No.31 and his entry from last week "Trollz" leaves the fifty here, but it does debut at No.1 in the U.S.A. this week. The Weeknd drops five places to No.35 with "In Your Eyes", while Harry Styles' "Adore You" falls four spots to No.37. Jack Harlow sees a three place dip to No.38 with "What's Poppin'" with the last three place drop going to "The Scotts" by The Scotts down to No.37.
On April 25th of this year heaps of acts from both Australia and New Zealand got together to put on a live streamed concert called 'Music from the Home Front', screened on Channel 9 in Australia, Channel 3 in New Zealand and YouTube internationally, and now this week the album of music from the 3 hrs, 30 mins show is the new No.1 album in Australia.
"Music from the Home Front" becomes the 884th No.1 Album in Australia (1965 to 2020), the 734th for ARIA (1983 to 2020), the 522nd to debut at No.1, the 22nd chart-topping album of the year (2020) and the third for the record label Bloodlines, whose second was only last week with the Vika & Linda compilation.
The albums 2CD's and 27 tracks feature acts such as Jimmy Barnes, Ben Lee, The Wiggles, Tones and I, Mark Seymour, James Reyne, John Schumann and Archie Roach, Bliss N' Eso, Crowded House, Dean Lewis, Paul Kelly, The Rubens, Jon Stevens and INXS' John Farris, Delta Goodrem with Colin Hay of Men at Work, Vance Joy, Shane Howard, Guy Sebastian, Birds of Tokyo, Vera Blue, Lee Kernaghan, G Flip, DMA's and James Morrison, with money raised from the concert and album going to Australian and New Zealand Army Corps and the frontline workers of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This new No.1 is the second compilation album to go to No.1 during 2020, as back on March 23rd the "Artists Unite for Fire Fight" album topped the ARIA Charts for a single week. This is the first time since 1988 that the ARIA Albums Chart have had two or more No.1 compilations, as there were four in '88, after which ARIA changed their rules for comps on the mainstream chart to be only those that contained previously unreleased tracks or versions. This week is also the 32nd anniversary of the ARIA Albums Chart becoming independent and issuing its first inhouse chart (27th of June, 1988, Bananarama's "Wow" was the No.1 set).
This is the 11th album with 'Music' in its title to go to No.1 here, the second for this year as Eminem spent a week at the top on January 24th with "Music to Be Murdered by"; while it's the tenth time for the word 'From', the fourth for 'Home' and only the third 'Front', the other two being for Billy Joel's "Storm Front" (1989) and Lionel Richie's collection "Back to Front" (1992). And overall this is the 30th various artists compilation to make it to No.1 in Australia since the first occurred in 1981 (Hitwave '81, 1 week on 14th of Sept., 1981), and the twelfth on the ARIA chart.
The new No.1 album this week in England, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Norway and Scotland this week is new here at No.2, the 39th studio album for Bob Dylan entitled "Rough and Rowdy Ways", his first album of new material in eight years ("Tempest" HP-8, September, 2012), having issued three album of covers since then in "Shadows in the Night" (HP-8, 2015), "Fallen Angels" (HP-11, 2016) and "Triplicate" (HP-36, 2017). Overall this is his 16th Top 10 album in Australia since his first in 1966 with "Blonde on Blonde" (HP-4).
It's once again a 1-2-3 entry to the charts this week, as coming in at No.3 is the third studio album for local act Ocean Alley called "Lonely Diamond", and by coming in at No.3 it becomes their first Top 10 placing locally, as their only previous entry was with their second set called "Chiaroscuro", which was issued in March 2018 HP-15,and it scored a new peak of No.11 in February of 2019 after a high JJJ100 placing with "Confidence".
Stable at No.4 for a second week is the Lady Gaga album "Chromatica", which is holding the top spot in Canada for a third straight week, after which is the fourth and final Top 10 debut this week, the tenth studio and first self-titled set for Lamb of God, which enters at No.5. This now becomes the American heavy metal acts fifth Top 50 entry here and also their fourth Top 10 placing, having seen their last set "VII: Sturm und Drang" become their highest charted so far, debuted and peaking at No.2 upon entry in early August of 2015.
Down one place each are "Fine Line" for Harry Styles and "When We All Fall Asleep..." for Billie Eilish to No.6 and No.7 respectively, while on hold at No.8 for a third week in a row is the Post Malone set "Hollywood's Bleeding". Two of last weeks high new entries gain a second week within the Top 10, with local act Spacey Jane down seven places to land at No.9 with their first set "Sunlight", while last weeks No.1 entry of "Akilotoa (1994-2006)" for Vika & Linda is this week down nine spots to No.10.
UP: Rebounding back into the Top 20 this week is the aforementioned compilation "Artists Unite for Fire Fight'', leaping up fifty-three spots to land at No.13. Another local compilation rising is the latest for The Seekers called "Hidden Treasures - Volume 1" (HP-21), which rises thirteen places to No.24. Dean Lewis is back up three spots to No.33 with "A Place We Knew" and Post Malone rebounds four to No.41 with his first entry "Stoney".
DOWN: Four albums leave the Top 10 this week, starting with the Dua Lipa set "Future Nostalgia" (HP-1x1, WI10-12), leaving the ten for the first time and down four to No.11. The Weeknd is also out of the ten for the first time as "After Hours" (HP-1, WI10-13) drops down five to No.14 and after nine broken weeks within the T10 the second Luke Combs set "What You See is What You Get" (HP-1, WI10-9a) falls five to No.15, while he is also down six to No.20 with his first album "This One's for You". The last Top 10 evacuee is The McClymonts with "Mayhem to Madness" (HP-3, WI10-1), which plummets twenty places to land at No.23. Ed Sheeran drops down with his two Top 20 entries in "No.6 Collaborations Project" (11 to No.16) and his third set "÷ (Divide)" (13 to No.19), whilst collections for acts falling this week are for Elton John (12 to No.18), Maroon 5 (34 to No.37), Cold Chisel (42 to No.43), Eminem (26 to No.46) and INXS (41 to No.47). Last week's entry for Norah Jones and "Pick Me Up Off the Floor" is only down four places this week to No.25, while the four week old entry for Kygo and "Golden Hour" drops twelve spots to No.31. 5 Seconds of Summer tumble down ten places to No.34 with their "C A L M" set, after which the Polo G album "GOAT" tumbles eight spots to No.35. Drake's mixtape "Dark Lane Demo Tapes" falls eleven places this week to No.39, while his album "Scorpion" is down two to No.42 and logging its second full year (104 weeks) on the chart this week. Tones and I fell down fourteen spots this week to No.44 with her debut release "The Kids are Coming (EP)", followed by a six place drop to No.45 for the first Billie Eilish EP "Don't Smile at Me". Big drops from out of last week's Top 50 are for The 1975 (#16), Justice for the Damned (#18) and the Queen GH set (#32).
FURTHER NEW ENTRIES: * #1 (V/A) - Music from the Home Front by Various Artists
* #2 (LP#39) - Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
* #3 (LP#3) - Lonely Diamonds by Ocean Alley
* #5 (LP#10) self-titled by Lamb of God
* #12 (LP#2) - Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers is the second album and first chart entry for the California native whose first set "Stranger in the Alps" was issued in 2017, and the albums hit single (in America) so far has been "Kyoto".
* #17 (LP#40) - Homegrown by Neil Young is the fortieth studio album for the Canadian artist since he first charted here in 1970 with "After the Gold Rush" (HP-13), and this set contains material he recorded between June 1974 and January 1975, all up this is his 47th albums chart entry (which consists of 34 studios, 4 Live, 3 comps, 1 soundtrack, 5th archive sets).
* #48 (LP#4) - How to Survive a Funeral by Make Them Suffer is the fourth studio album and also the fourth albums chart entry for the Perth heavy metal act, whose last set "Worlds Apart" was their highest placed so far, peaking at No.29 in August of 2017.
* #50 (GH#10) - JW Winding Back 1970-2020 by John Williamson is a new collection of hits for the local artist, who saw his last best of "His Favourite Collection" make it to No.9 in September of 2016 (around Oz Father's Day). The boxset to celebrate his golden anniversary contains 25 mini CDs, each disc containing two songs from across the course of his career, plus a new single, while the CD sleeves feature illustrations by John himself depicting outback landscapes.